her husband james was wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on president ronald reagan. >> sarah brady likes the proposal. >> sarah brady, the general of a 32-year-old battle over gun control met with anthony brown for a strategy session. the rich of her crusade go back to march 30, 1981. during the assassination attempt of president reagan. james brady, sears has been with shot. paralyzed and permanently disabled. the shooter, john hinckley, remains in a psychiatric hospital. she successfully lobbied for a ban on saturday night specials.